Headaches can be symptomatic of tightness, injury, or alignment issues in joints, muscles, and other tissues in the neck and back.
Osteopathic treatment is a safe, gentle way to ease some of the common ailments that arise during pregnancy.
Babies and children benefit from osteopathic treatment just as we grown ups do. Our osteopathic approach is gentle and tailored to the child's age and complaint.
The effects of poor posture and prolonged sitting can be far reaching. As osteopaths we'll help you resolve any issues which have accumulated over time and give you advice on how to prevent further problems down the track. We can advise on ergonomics and exercises.
No matter your sport or competition level, osteopathic treatment can help with pain management, rehabilitation, and re injury prevention for both acute and long-standing sports injuries.
Osteopathy can be gentle or more direct and firm. Techniques including soft tissue massage, articulation, and stretching, can all be used to ease the aches and pains that come with age.
At Halswell Road Clinic you will find Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, Midwives, Counsellors and Occupational Therapists, all offering a variety of services to enhance your health and wellbeing.
We provide a caring, professional osteopathic service to suit anyone with a team of highly skilled practitioners and friendly administrators all dedicated to improving the lives of our patients. We have male and female practitioners and our osteopathic styles range from structural to cranial so if you prefer a firm or gentle approach we can help you! Our osteopaths and acupuncturists are all ACC registered and will work with your GP or other health professional to support your healing. * Click to view our Additional Services section such as acupuncture, massage therapy, specialist pain management, and kinesiology.
You can come with any painful or chronic condition, whether it is acute, an injury, postural issues or general stiffness and
loss of function that has just crept up on you.
You might also come for pregnancy or child issues, or for rehabilitation after surgery.
We will take a history and discuss it in language you understand.
We will carry out a physical assessment, usually with you fully clothed.
We’ll make a treatment plan with you, and explain why we propose that course of action.
We’ll refer you for radiology or to your GP if necessary.
We can register an ACC claim and provide subsidized treatments where applicable.
All of our osteopaths have trained in NZ or the UK. All have had 4-5 years of tertiary level training and also attend regular CPD courses, they are ACC accredited and hold Annual Practising Certificates with the Osteopathic Council NZ. Not all osteopaths work in the same way…some are more oriented toward structural treatment of the body, using stronger techniques including resisted muscle movements, strong stretching and quick clicking manipulations, while some work with more subtle movements and pressures, such as in cranial osteopathy, or by gently releasing tension from tissues.
The osteopathic toolbox taught during our clinical training is a very extensive one, and there are also many postgraduate courses we can attend. And of course all osteopaths are trained to adjust the forces used to allow safe and effective treatment for a baby or an elderly person, as well as for a heavily built person. As they gain experience, most osteopaths tend to select the tools which they personally find most effective. If you are not sure who to see, our receptionists will guide you.
I use a variety of approaches including stronger manual techniques, and gentler functional and cranial techniques to tailor the treatment to each individual.
Specialising in the treatment and management of concussion and headaches.
I am dedicated to helping people restore their health by using gentle and effective techniques.
I enjoy working with people who challenge themselves physically and support the impact this can have on their bodies.
I seek to address the underlying cause of dysfunction rather than just treating symptoms, which leads to lasting results.
Tori was drawn to osteopathy by her passion to help and support people through manual therapy. She places a great emphasis on listening to her patients to generate an understanding of the full picture and to determine the root problem. Tori has a special interest in stress related issues, headaches and neck pain.
Matthew is passionate about helping others maintain an active lifestyle and optimising human movement.
Osteopathy's focus on root causes resonates with me, defining my passion for a field that understands individual needs beyond symptoms.
I feel privileged to be working with such a talented team of osteopaths and administrators.
I enjoy meeting new and interesting people every day and supporting such a great team of osteopaths!
All of our osteopaths and acupuncturists are ACC providers. For information about ACC, go to www.acc.co.nz
If you're unsure whether your injury will be covered, feel free to call and ask one of friendly staff for advice.
64 Halswell Rd, Christchurch 8025 - View Map
Phone: 03 322 4506, Fax: 03 322 4526
Free off-street parking and ramp wheelchair access available
Monday: 8.30am - 7.00pm
Tuesday: 7.30am - 7.00pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 7.00pm
Thursday: 8.00am - 7.00pm
Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Monday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 3.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am - 3.00pm
Late cancellation and no show fees may apply.